Creative Eyes

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollack was an American painter and abstract expressionist. 1912-1956


One of the joys of working in an Primary/Elementary school is to see the kids art work lining the hallway by the Art room.

I’m always amazed at their creativity. The following pictures are 3-D handmade clay figures expressing how they see themselves ❤️ Enjoy!


Peyton’s curly golden hair is an especially nice touch. Yep, I think I see cheer pom-poms 🥰 Go Peyton!
This one reminds me of wild hair “gingerbread” coming in from a windy playground ❤️ I’m so glad you have your yellow boots on because it’s muddy out there!
I think “Alondra”was thinking about lunch because it looks like her lunchbox ❤️
I love the peaks in the background especially since we live in a fairly flat location ❤️ I think I see a “steering wheel”. Maybe Leo is planning a trip to the mountains!
I couldn’t see the student’s name on this picture, but I love the fly away curls!❤️

As I stood looking at their clay figures expressing their unique selves, I couldn’t help but be encouraged to see how beautiful they see themselves and each other ❤️

I’m not sure if Elena is jumping or doing a cheer, but the details of her face in the clay is beautiful ❤️❤️
My personal favorite (I think I see myself this way), Red, White and Blue through and through ❤️🇺🇲 Go Edger!🇺🇲🇺🇲❤️

“We are the clay and You are the Potter. Each one of us is the creative work of Your hands.’ Isaiah 64:8 The Passion Translation


“To see through a child’s eyes, is a daily chuckle and a full face smile ” quote by me❤️

I hope you enjoyed a “seeing” my daily world ❤️


“And if you tenderly care for this little one on My behalf, you are tenderly caring for Me ” Matthew 18:5 The Passion Translation

Blessings and have a great day! Denise

Elementary Eyes

…creative eyes and hands…

Well we made it through our first 100 days of school this week.

Yep, I think these 6 year old, first graders captured our 2020-2021 school right!

I chuckle every time I walk down the hall past their art pictures. I can’t help but wonder, “Is this how they see us this year, or am I just seeing me!” I am especially thankful their creative eyes and hands dazzled us up with jewels!

My world as a Primary School Secretary – PreK to 2nd grade.

Love my place and purpose in their little lives.

Have a great day!

Denise

xoxxo

Spring Break Adventure – Hugs in Elementary

A first grade boy, running into my office from P.E. this morning,

Please, check my forehead, Miss Denise, cause I feel hot!”

Motioning the small frame six year old to my desk, I opened the drawer.

Pulling out the grey box, which houses the ticket for either staying in school, or the “please come pickup your child,” The Thermometer.

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“No Samuel, I’m not seeing a temperature.”

“Do you think you can make it to lunch, and we can see how you feel then?” I asked.

The boy, one who never complains, agreed with a nasal sound to his voice, “Yes, I can make it to lunch.”

As he turned to leave, I asked if his mother was home from work today.

“Yes, she is home packing, cause we are goanna to sleep in the car for two days!”

“Sleep in the car for two days?” Running the possibility through my mind, as I know his Dad is a teacher, and his Mom is a RN at the local hospital.

“Sleep in the car?” I asked again.

Samuel

“Yep, sleep one night in a motel, and live in the car for two days!”

“Two days?” I questioned.

With renewed joy and health to his step, just from talking about his adventure, Samuel called back to me,

“We’re going to Arkansas for Spring break, and we’re goanna live in the car for two days!”

Chuckling to myself, I called his Mom. Sure enough, Mom was home packing for a family vacation to visit relatives, and true to her calling, Mom came right on up to check on him.

Finding her slightly congested boy, running and playing, and stopping long enough to take a decongestant.

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By the time the school bell rang at 3:10, Samuel was ready for the

2016- School buses

Spring Break adventure of living in the car for two days!!

Travel

On The Wings of the Cardinal Birds

We don’t often get snow in Oklahoma.

As I looked 

Out our window today...
Out our window today…

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I couldn’t not help but be reminded

of the Red Cardinals of Elementary:)

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Second grade students,

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(About 7 to 8 year’s old)

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painting the red of their hearts

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on the wings of the Cardinal bird.

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Yep, we got snow Abby girl,

let’s go out and play!! 

We got our snow!!
We got our snow!!

Hurray!!!

Warm Fleecy Pajamas

Warming off

After a full day of activities,

and wearing

warm fleecy pajamas,

on P.J. day at school,

(as we were preparing to

pack up to leave for the year),

the principal’s granddaughter

stepping outside

into the cool of the air

exclaimed,

“Mimi, I’m “warming off!”

“Mimi, I’m warming off!” 

 

Mrs. J. and I 

stopped. 

Thought about what

Rainee said, and

“giggled with joy”

as children!


 

I am always amazed

at a child’s “point of view!”

Reminding me once again,

of Jesus’ words to

“become like children.” Matthew 18:2

 

God’s view doesn’t see things the way we do.

Who’s to say she’s not “warming off?”

When you think about,

Isn’t that what she’s really doing?

I feel better now!
I feel better now!


 

“For MY thoughts are not your

Thoughts,

Neither are your ways

My ways,

Declares the LORD”

Isaiah 55:8 (ESV)

The Fire to Turn the Heart

My Dad and I
My Dad and I

“And he will turn the hearts of the fathers

 to their children and the hearts of the children

 to their fathers…” Malachi 4:16 (ESV)

 

I’m perplexed, daily,

by this last verse in the Old Testament.

“…to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children…”

How is this accomplished Lord? 


 

I was blessed with a wonderful earthly father

whose heart was always

turned toward me.

Even when I needed a beating

for making a wrong choice or

heading down the path of destruction.

In his love and attention,

I always knew his heart was for me.

His life choices reflected this truth

I felt it in my heart.


 

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Daily I see,

Children who once came through

the open school door

happy and smiling.

Now enter,

as dead men,

with rattling chains

and bones.

 

When a passing smile in the hallway,

brought joy and a smile in return from theirs.

Now, a trip to the Office for a “belly ache”

and a tear of truth no band aide,

or remedy can cure.

 

“He will turn the father’s hearts to the children.”


 

Lord, we need Your Holy Spirit more and more.

Draw them Lord,

Lead them home,

Fetch their wandering eyes,

And bring their fathers home.

 

The hearts of Your children are broken.

Sadden by the choices their parents do make.

In this season of joy and gladness,

You are the Miracle it takes!

 

No hug or smile will bind the wounds

Too deep to aide or cover.

Lord, I’m asking You restore,

Repair,

and return their parents,

One to Love each other.

 

May Your Holy Spirit burn brighter

Than any Christmas tree,

As You heal the hearts of

Your children, and

Return their fathers

To Thee.”

 

Come home


 

What’s the answer Lord?

Hebrew Word for “Turn” – #7725

Shuwb (shoob)

Sheen – ש  – picture of fire – consuming fire.

Vav   – ו – picture of a nail – as joined together.

Bet –  ב  – picture of a tent –  a house or heart where the Holy Spirit lives.

Word picture truth:

  • Consuming Fire joined to the heart.

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New Testament Scripture Truth: (Same Scripture as Malachi 4:16) 

“And he (speaking John his name means Grace in Hebrew)

…and he will go before Him (speaking of Jesus) in the

Spirit and power of Elijah (Grace)

To turn the hearts of the fathers to

The children…”Luke 1:16-17 (ESV)

Yardinet Baptism site - Jordan River, Israel
Yardinet Baptism site – Jordan River, Israel

John’s first words to the people,

“I baptize you with water,

 but He Who is mightier than I is coming

…He will baptizing you

 with the Holy Spirit

 and fire.” Luke 3:16 (ESV)


Life truth:

It takes the Grace of Christ,

And the Power of His Holy Spirit

To “turn” and change the

Hearts of men and women

To their children.

Jesus is the Miracle

Of this Season,

The Light, Truth and Power

Beyond ALL of man’s reason!

God bless and may there be

Joy, healing and

Restoration

as

Hearts “turn” to the

Father.

In Jesus Name.

Amen

It’s all about Hugs in Elementary – Friendship

Friendship

Friendship…was the “word”

for the day in our morning

announcements.

 – Friend and ship –

We sail this life together.

These boys have it 

“arms round!”

 

“…a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (ESV)

 

Awesome Extraction!

Awesome!
All smiles in Elementary!


In the embrace of a morning hug,

on her daily stop into the Elementary office,

the ten year old sister,

of one of our first grade boys,

report her brother’s

recent dental surgery experience.

 

When I asked how Cody was doing,

after having an ill position tooth removed,

Lillee, enthusiastically

repeated brother’s story.

 

“Sissy, having surgery is awesome!

You get to have all the yogurt,

macaroni and cheese

and ice cream you can eat!”

 

Oh, to have Cody’s

“awesome” response!

 

When life

gets to “pulling out”

something unexpected,

may we react

with the same youthful

enthusiasm!

Turning ALL our

“Extractions” into

an Awesome Smiles!


 Disclaimer:

The names have been changed to protect the innocent!

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